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Seminar on “Identification of delayed transfer of care (DTOC) patients at the time of admission and prediction of their length of stay in NHS hospitals”
August 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Title: “Identification of delayed transfer of care (DTOC) patients at the time of admission and prediction of their length of stay in NHS hospitals”
Summary: Delayed transfer of care (DTOC), also known as bed-blocking has been a persistent challenge for NHS hospitals. It occurs when a patient is clinically ready to be discharged, however, the patient cannot be discharged due to unavailability of other necessary care, support, or accommodation. The consequences of DTOC are high cost, mortality, infections, depression and reductions in patients’ mobility and their ability to undertake daily activities. In this talk, a case study based on an NHS hospital will be discussed to identify DTOC patients at the time of admission. Issues related to the date of discharge prediction and other related challenges will be highlighted.
Department of Engineering, School of Digital, Technologies and Arts
Room B009A, Cadman Building, Staffordshire University
Stoke-on-Trent ST4 2DE, United Kingdom